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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA – United Kingdom firms won 13 First Place awards in the 2006 international Mobius Awards competition.

The companies also won 16 Second Place Certificate of Creative Excellence.

Leading the pack was Williams Murray Hamm of London, which won four First Place statuettes for its work for Fortnum & Mason, and for Jacksons of Piccadilly. The company also won a Second Place Certificate for a Fortnum & Mason effort. The wins came in the Package Design category.

Pemberton & Whitefoord, also of London, won two First Place statuettes for work done for Tesco, as well as a Certificate for Tesco work and another Certificate for Loseley Ice Cream. The wins were in Print Advertising and Package Design.

Also winning two First Place Mobius statuettes was Design Bridge, London, which won for Merula and The Macallan Amber. The company captured Certificates for Aussie Wines and Sayga Nobu. The awards were for Package Design.

Elmwood, Leeds, captured two First Place Mobius awards, one for “Dilapidations” and another for “Melbourne Writers Festival Promotional Poster,” as well as a Certificate for its “Wainwrights” Campaign. The mediums were Book/Brochure, Print Advertising and Package Design.

Pearlfisher, of London, won a First Place Mobius statuette in Package Redesign for its work for Dr Stuart’s teas, and three second place Certificates for “Coca-Cola Blak,” “Cowshed,” and “Waitrose Olive Oils” in the Package Design category.

Love, of Manchester, won a First Place statuette in Book/Brochure for “Urban Splash Budenburg Haus Brochure,” and Certificates for “D&AD New Blood Poster” in Print Advertising and “Why does everything have to be so complicated?” for Umbro in Book/Brochure.

Winning a single Mobius statuette in the Print Advertising/Stationery category was N1 Creative of London for thirty-seven degrees health and fitness.

Individual second place Certificate winners were 400 Communications, London, in the Brochure/Book category for “Bush Homes Shared Ownership Brochure’; Junction 11, London, in Print/Trade Publication for “Facing the Challenge 2006” Campaign for GlaxoSmithKline, London; Lewis Moberly, London, in Package Design for Akvinta Vodka; dare!, Leeds, in Package Design for Chat-en-Oeuf; and, Dew Gibbons, London, in Package Design for Sassoon Professional Hair Care Product Range.

The competition, which is in its 36th year, attracted entries from 35 countries and gave out 143 Mobius awards, 128 Certificates and 10 student awards. Germany took the most awards, 97, followed by the United States with 88 and the United Kingdom with 29.


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